If so, what do you do to get rid of the odor before you take passengers around?
Do you smoke in your car?
The Guru Take
No formal policies...yet.
There are currently no formal policies around whether a driver or riders can smoke in the vehicle. Uber and other rideshare companies seem to push down this decision to the drivers and riders.
Drivers: This means that a Uber driver can drive, during or between fares. How this affects the driver ratings is a whole another story.
Riders: This also means that a rider can ask the driver whether he or she can smoke. How the rider makes his or her decision on the ratings is also a whole another story.
I'd love to hear what the rideshare drivers think about this topic in the comments below.
UPDATE: Lyft has included in their Community Rules that smoking is NOT allowed inside any of the Lyft vehicles.
"Smoking inside Lyft cars is against our community rules. There may be passengers entering the car who have respiratory issues or may be bothered by the smell, so in the spirit of respect for everyone in our community, we ask that you refrain. If a passenger reports that a driver's car smells like smoke, their account may be disabled. (source)"